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Take a dip with a preppy approach for the seaside with Nautica Swimwear for 2013. Though most of us can only rock these looks ’round the indoor pool for now, (don’t we all miss the sunshine) think of fresh nautical looks to come. With the variety of cutouts and color blocking, you will be no shrinking flower at the pool or beach. For those of us brave enough to take this warm weather wear into the now frozen tundra cold, we suggest starting with the white hot structured tailored shorts that can take you out of winter bleakness- even if it’s only to show off and pretend at home for now.
Neon hints give an electrifying foundation for the collection- reminding us of exciting [NYC] city lights taken to the seaside. The eye-catching lines cut across traditional shapes, adding definition in just the right places. Though bikinis are aplenty in this 2013 collection, the slightly more demure beach babe also had plenty of options in the spotlight with two-piece longer tops and a sprinkle of cool paired with short bottoms. Don’t be fooled, this approach to modesty still sustains mega-power by creating curves through the clever placement of the bright bands on the swimwear.
Mesh coverups shine more light on the looks while giving a peak to the classic swim shapes. Hints of the brand’s iconic nautical themes were still present in this year’s collection, and with added anchors knitted on the coverups. Feel free to mix and match, with slew of hues ranging from deep-sea blues to iridescent oranges to crisp whites and ever-present color contrasts throughout the looks giving wearers even more opportunities to standout. Here comes the sun… well, almost. Written by Mary Anderson.